Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

My greatest test preparation involved studying four days before the test date. This was you will not be stressed about that your test is the next day. Your brain will create connections because you will be repeating the material you are learning. My brain learns the best when I repeat the lessons I need to learn. The best test preparation environment is when I am not at my house in my room, but outside with fresh air around me. When I am at my house I get distracted and will not concentrate because my cat is so cute. If I am in my room I think of sleep and I will fall asleep. I have to really pay attention to what is the best for me. After I have found my place to study, the next step is the music playlist. This will change depending on what I am studying. If it is math I need the rap playlist to pump me up, but if I am studying English I will need classical music. People will tell you what is best: however, you have to do what engages your mind and encourages you to learn. When you began studying have snacks or designated phone times to reward yourself after studying for awhile. This will create the brain patterns that studying hard equals rewards in the long run. All in all, the best study tips are the ones that work the best for you. I know I have the best study tips for myself. Now it is your turn to pay attention to your learning habits and do what is best for you. Embrace your style of learning to engage all parts of your brain activity.

Rachel from North Dakota
High School Senior
Harvey High School